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rake in (something)

To acquire or accumulate an abundance of something, especially money. Ever since his app became a worldwide sensation, Bill has been raking in the cash! We'll be raking it in if we can get our product into the Asian markets.
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rake something in

1. Lit. to drawer pull something inward with a rake. Jane is raking in the leaves into a big pile.
2. Fig. to take in a lot of something, usually money. Our candidate will rake votes in by the thousand. They were raking in money by the bushel.
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rake in

To win, earn, or gain something in abundance: The new business they set up is raking in a lot of cash. You certainly raked in a lot of prizes at the carnival last night!
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Money-laundering may rake in millions but in terms of affecting the quality of life in this country, it doesn't even begin to register when ranked alongside the nightmare of tearaway yobs on housing estates.
Products bearing his name rake in pounds 25 million per year for the manufacturers, with Grossman taking a hefty slice of the profits.
You'd think we'd want to get away from having a shovel or rake in our hands at some point of the year, but apparently not.
Brokers get a percentage of that fee and easily rake in $100,000 to $200,000 a year.
The rake in service has teeth that penetrate the grates to keep the inlet clear.